ask about getting DIFFLAM mouthwash from your onc, its amazing. its also very expensive £18 a bottle sothey wont give if you dont ask. Also make sure you havent developed oral thrush, get it checked, it makes your corners of your mouth split and is sore. Good luck all of you, i was in your shoes 2 years ago. just to say, all good now, that will soon be you all.
hugs, angie xx
Hi Rainbow, sorry you have to join us on this journey! Have you just started Tax? I struggled with FEC and had loads of nausea but T has been more managable for me except feeling totally wiped out. I did have bad dose of oral thrush in first week and need prescription fro Nystatin and Fluconazole. Taste started coming back around day12 and now back to normal but due fro No 5 on Wednesday but having a reduced dose due to skin problems on my feet. Ask GP or chemo nurse for something to help your mouth, eating fresh pineapple also helped me. Sue xx
Welcome to the forums, this must be a very difficult time for you.
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With best wishes
Hi Karen, thanks for the tips on sore mouth, I am at the same stage as you 3 x FEC completed and had first T 2 wks ago. My mouth was worse with T so glad of something else to try. I have also had sore feet with blisters and patches of red shiny skin that looks scalded so they are considering delaying next weeks session or reducing dose not happy about either. Good look with your 2nd T, I think some ladies are saying it's a bit easier than the first. Sue xx
Morning Jules, I had a bad dose of oral thrush last week following my first T. My GP had also given me Nystatin which helped when on FEC but needed more this time so she gave me FLUCONAZOLE. I also gargled with TCP (in water) which I think helped me, Onc said a bit harsh but okay if I could manage it. Downside house stinks of eau de tcp!! Fresh Pineapple helped mouth feel bit cleaner and I used corsodyl mouthwash 3-4 times a day and also tried warm salt water. I envy you still feeling like a cuppa, I have struggled with tea, coffee and any hot drink through every session.I just cannot stand the taste. Sue xx